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, wounded 30 more in a massacre four years ago at ft. hood in texas. now there are concerns nidal s hassan wants to die. he's acting as his own attorney but he's is surrounded by a team of lawyers. they're giving him legal counsel throughout the trial. today they filed a motion with the judge saying they want no part in helping him achieve what they believe is his goal here. to die. why? that goal according to his lawyers is the death penalty. hasan has denied it standing up in this courtroom today, calling it, quote a twist of the facts. the jury was not present during that exchange. but in the end, the judge calmed a recess until tomorrow while she considers the lawyers' request to reduce their role in this case. >>> russia, now. russia officially snubbed president obama, canceling plans to meet with president putin for a summit in moscow next month. quote, we have informed the russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. it goes on, the rare diplomatic cold shoulder here seen as retribution. the two count
its case against the army major named nidal hassan who topped the news for months because he admitted to killing 13 american soldiers at ft. hood in 2009. cnn's ed lavandera has been on top of this story. he shows us some of the most important rulings
's not exactly clear what nidal hassan will do. finished telling the judge a while ago. he will continue to represent himself in the sentencing phase. the judge told him she thought that was unwise. the decision he continues to make. as you know, jessica, hasan over the last three weeks had very little input into the trial. asking very few questions he acted as his own attorney and assisting attorneys early on said they believe that hasan was working with the prosecution to ensure he get the death penalty. >> it is so unusual. ed, if he does get the death penalty it might be the first time in some 50 years we see that in a military trial. what would some of the family members you have talked to say they would look to happen to him? >> you know it is interesting. i spoke with the husband of one of the survivors. the victims, and testified throughout the course of the trial, not allowed to speak because the judge is not alug that to happen until the trial is over. but of the husband of one of the victims told me in his words that he thought the death penalty would be too lenient a sentence
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